What Will Be Humanity's Key Milestones Over the Next 100 Billion Years?

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In summary: PM EST Mon Mar 30 2014 In summary, the timeline for discoveries and 'firsts' in the future includes: -Discovery of the Higgs Boson in 2007-Clone being born in 2008-First human clone being born in 2015-First permanent moon base being built in 2016-China recognized as a global superpower in 2018-Ektoskelton enhances soldiers in 2020-Designer babies being born in 2022-Europe recognized as a global superpower in 2025-First government quantum computer being built in 2027-First nuclear fusion power plant being operational in 2030-Human longevity treatment being developed in 2032-Commercially available quantum computers being created in 2035-
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I would like to start this forum and encourage people to add to the dates below regarding how they think dicoveries and 'firsts' will unfold in the future. The timeline below is nothing more than a vague idea at how I think things might occur... :) also...I've puposely not included things like world-war 3 or 'robot-wars' for obvious reasons so keep it to technology... ;)

(please add between or after any dates)

2007 -- Discovery of Higgs Boson
2008 -- First Confirmed Human Clone
2015 -- Permanent Moon Base
2016 -- China recognized as Global Superpower
2018 -- Ektoskelton Enhaced soldiers
2020 -- Designer Babies
2022 -- Europe recognized as Global Superpower
2025 -- First Government Quantum Computer
2027 -- First Nuclear Fusion Power Plant Operational
2029 -- Earth Population 10 Billion
2030 -- First Manned Mars Mission
2031 -- Human Longevity Treatment
2032 -- Commercially Available Quantum Computers
2035 -- Construction of Martian Colony
2040 -- First Artificially Intelligent Entity Created
2050 -- Superstring theory experimentally validated
2051 -- Verification of Compact Higher-Dimensions
2055 -- Shortlived Microscopic Blackholes created in particle accelerators
2060 -- Fusion Powered Spacecraft
2062 -- First Manned Mission to Jupiter
2065 -- First Manned Mission to Saturn
2070 -- Scientific Resarch Outpost on Europa (Jovian Moon)
2080 -- Casimir Energy Utilized as Energy Source on Small Scale
2085 -- Experiments with Microscopic Singularities as Power Sources
2090 -- Experiments with Microscopic Singularities as Propulsion Mechanism
2100 -- Singularity Used to Curve Space as Propulsion Source (Alcubierre Style)
2105 -- FTL Research Program
2120 -- First FTL Drive
2124 -- First Unammed Mission to Proxima Centauri
2130 -- Unmanned Exploration of Local Group of Stars
2150 -- Casimir Energy Used To Maintain Stable Wormhole Mouth
2180 -- Experiments into Stability of Compact Dimensions
2190 -- Experiments into Superstring Annihilation
2200 -- Short-lived Wormhole Created
2215 -- Experiments into Direct Manipulation of Size of Compact Dimensions
2250 -- Zero-Point Energy Utilized as Energy Source
2260 -- Compactification of Localized Region of Large Dimension
2270 -- Dimensional Contraction Drive For Spacecraft Propulsion
2285 -- Stable Wormholes
2300 -- Creation of Baby Universe In Lab
2340 -- Direct Manipulation of Physical Constants of Baby Universe
2340 -- Inflaton Field Used to Inflate Designer Baby Universe
2345 -- Einstein Rosen Bridge Used to Link Our Universe to Baby Unverse



...looking forward to seeing your revised versions...
 
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2008 - Discovery of graviton before it escapes into a different dimension, solidfies the superstring conecept with the brane. :smile:
 
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2007 - First artificial bacterium created. Crisis of vitalism.
2010 - Positornium "atom" quantum teleported
2020 - Rigor of proteomics reached, rational cures for all bacterial and virus diseases.
2030 - Small-cap cell modification - collapse of drug companies
2040 - First AI that can experience qualia developed.
2045 - Great increase in human life span, genetic engineering increases human capabilities.
2050 - Hydrogen atom quantum teleported
2055 - The singularity - human and AI life interacts in unforseeable ways.
2060 - Great loss of human life in AI/human conflict
2070 - Biological molecule quantum teleported
2075 - Bacterium quantum teleported and remains alive.
2080 - Insects teleported alive
2090 - Mammals teleported alive
2100 - Humans teleported alive and without loss of consciousness/memories.
2130 - AI's teleport to Mars, moons of Jupiter and Saturn. Leave Earth to humans.
2150 - Humans experiment with speciation.
 
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2080-equality in all aspects.god is everywhere,god is nowhere.god is the weight of mind.forced equality will go on till this time by lowering the top,and intelligent beings will have to put devices on their heads to prevent them from taking advantage of others.--steven pinker's blank slate.
 
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selfAdjoint said:
2100 - Humans teleported alive and without loss of consciousness/memories.


By teleporting humans without loss of consciousness or memories, I imagine that you are referring to a type of teleportation technology that operates far differently than using quantum teleportation. The reason for this is because quantum teleportation involves the destruction of the original person and being replaced with a replica. Therefore, the way to teleport actual people without destroying them would have to involve a technology that works in a method that does not involve quantum teleportation.


With that in mind, how do you think it would work?


Whitestar
 
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If the person could be replicated down to the molecule and elementary particle level, wouldn't the memories, encoded in such things in the brain, be transferred too?
 
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selfAdjoint said:
If the person could be replicated down to the molecule and elementary particle level, wouldn't the memories, encoded in such things in the brain, be transferred too?


I have a theory that the data that we store in our brain is moving its not stagnant like a hard drive on a computer.

Your first memory may have been in the past but its not stored in the same place it was when it happened to you.

The last thing you ever do is stored were? and can it be accessed?

The mined is a moving chemical reaction like the sun.
Is the membrane of the brain the hard drive?
Stored in a spiral like a d.n.a strand?

Many Thanks
Blair James Angel.
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If one speaks of creating a human being from raw materials at a "receiver teleporter," that would require astronomical amounts of energy, as pointed out in The Physics of Star Trek.

I think the first post in this thread was accurate in terms of one event preceding another, but the years might be a little optimistic.

Instead of focusing on the year a thing will happen, we should concentrate on the direction the future shall take. When we try to predict years, we get less and less accurate the further out we go. But with direction, we don't lose much accuracy as we project further and further.
 
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ZelmersZoetrop said:
Instead of focusing on the year a thing will happen, we should concentrate on the direction the future shall take. When we try to predict years, we get less and less accurate the further out we go. But with direction, we don't lose much accuracy as we project further and further.

If prediction is based on scientific laws that we are not currently aware of, would this satisfy the probability of events as beening a result of, then might we say there is a consequence for every actionand uncertainty has been removed?

So we introduce new paradigmal models for consideration. Like Ramanujan and his moduli forms. Then we find, that if we change the basis of our thinking, by the introduction of superstringtheory/M Theory, and now find the structure of the world follows the formulation of real elements, maybe, this thinking is the basis of a crackpot? :smile:

What lies beneath?
 
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2025 -- Humans achieve workable intelligence enhancement and exponentially increase their intelligence, ending any comprehensible history.
 
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2005 - all posters of timelines (to this thread) radically revise their posts; in 90% of cases the revisions are upward (i.e. later for the event to happen). :eek: :-p
 
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2009 - I get my Masters in Mechanical Engineering
2015 - I become rich
never - a theory that unifies general relativity and quantum theory.
 
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"2015 - I become rich"

2016- I become a thief
 
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6097- Man recreates fire and the wheel, everything else has been done!
 
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2013- I graduate with my Phd in Physics
2015- I'm labeled a madman for proposing the development of a race of atomic supermen
2020- All nations of the world gather to bring peace to the world at last
2021- My experiment go awry and releases a virus that turns half the world into robot zombie hybrids destroying civilization as we know it
2030- Battle between man, machine, and mutants that are half-man half-machine rages on, 80% of all humans die
2035- I single handedly save the human race from the zombie robots with my badass battle tank, musclar physique and rugged good looks
2036- Being the last fertile male on Earth I'm left with the arduous task of impregnating 1000 of the world's hottiest women
2040- I become King of the wastlelands of the future with 1000 bootilious wives
2060- My sons and daughters start to rebuild society under my great leadership
2061- My sons and daughters revolt, calling my rulership "tyranty" and send me into exile
2080- At the ripe age of 104 I battle my way throught the wastelands fighting giant space beatles, robot dinosaurs and the evil reincanation of Walt Disney
2107- I get trapped in ice while wandering acrossing the South Pole
2321- Civilization finally returns and people build a the first Utopia
2856- Scientists find my froze body, I thaw and seek revenge on my grandchildren
2860- I find my old secret base of doom and continue my evil experiments
2865- I finish my death ray and destroy Earth in a catatlysmic fireball, everyone dies except me because I'm the only one tough enough to survive in space with a suit
3000- after years of drifting in space and holding my breath I come into Mars's orbit and fall to the surface and come to find that it's atmosphere is breathable and its inhabited by friendly green men who take me in and feed me
3001- I start to plot my take over of the peaceful martians
 
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Entropy, that was a damn funny post!
 
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2008: Cure found for Cancer... I hope!
 
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Entropy said:
2013- I graduate with my Phd in Physics
2015- I'm labeled a madman for proposing the development of a race of atomic supermen
2020- All nations of the world gather to bring peace to the world at last
2021- My experiment go awry and releases a virus that turns half the world into robot zombie hybrids destroying civilization as we know it
2030- Battle between man, machine, and mutants that are half-man half-machine rages on, 80% of all humans die
2035- I single handedly save the human race from the zombie robots with my badass battle tank, musclar physique and rugged good looks
2036- Being the last fertile male on Earth I'm left with the arduous task of impregnating 1000 of the world's hottiest women
2040- I become King of the wastlelands of the future with 1000 bootilious wives
2060- My sons and daughters start to rebuild society under my great leadership
2061- My sons and daughters revolt, calling my rulership "tyranty" and send me into exile
2080- At the ripe age of 104 I battle my way throught the wastelands fighting giant space beatles, robot dinosaurs and the evil reincanation of Walt Disney
2107- I get trapped in ice while wandering acrossing the South Pole
2321- Civilization finally returns and people build a the first Utopia
2856- Scientists find my froze body, I thaw and seek revenge on my grandchildren
2860- I find my old secret base of doom and continue my evil experiments
2865- I finish my death ray and destroy Earth in a catatlysmic fireball, everyone dies except me because I'm the only one tough enough to survive in space with a suit
3000- after years of drifting in space and holding my breath I come into Mars's orbit and fall to the surface and come to find that it's atmosphere is breathable and its inhabited by friendly green men who take me in and feed me
3001- I start to plot my take over of the peaceful martians

:smile:
 
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2525: Humanity is attacked by the covenant and the Halo trilogy begins :smile:
 
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1,000,000,000 AD - latest pet fad among upper-class giant arachnoid families: a small blind vole-like creature (the last mammal species on earth).
 
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everyone forgot

3000 — Phillip J. Fry, a dim-witted pizza delivery guy is unfrozen from the cryogenic chamber in which he has been stored for the previous 1000 years.God I miss Futurama.
 
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2035- I single handedly save the human race from the zombie robots with my badass battle tank, musclar physique and rugged good looks
:smile: So Hollywood!

There's probably a movie blockbuster in Entropy's post.

Artman, where are you?!
 
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Entropy said:
2013- 2080- At the ripe age of 104 I battle my way throught the wastelands fighting giant space beatles, robot dinosaurs and the evil reincanation of Walt Disney

So just a reincarnation of Walt Disney then?
 
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In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive they may find

In the year 3535
Ain't going to need to tell the truth, tell no lies
Everything you think, do and say
Is in the pill you took today

In the year 4545
Ain't going to need your teeth, won't need your eyes
You won't find a thing to chew
Nobody's going to look at you

In the year 5555
Your arms hanging limp at your sides
Your legs got nothing to do
Some machine's doing that for you

In the year 6565
Ain't going to need no husband, won't need no wife
You'll pick your son, pick your daughter too
From the bottom of a long glass tube, whoa-oh

In the year 7510
If God's a-comin' He oughta make it by then
Maybe He'll look around Himself and say
Guess it's time for the judgment day

In the year 8510
God is going to shake His mighty head
He'll either say I'm pleased where man has been
Or tear it down and start again, whoa-oh

In the year 9595
I'm kinda wonderin' if man is going to be alive
He's taken everything this old Earth can give
And he ain't put back nothin', whoa-oh

Now it's been ten thousand years
Man has cried a billion tears
For what he never knew
Now man's reign is through

But through eternal night
The twinkling of starlight
So very far away
Maybe it's only yesterday

In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive, they may find

In the year 3535 {fade}
Zager and Evans
 
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9999 - I am finally revived from suspended animation because my file says I know COBOL and Y10K is just around the corner.
 
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5726- This thread finally ends because the energy from a super nova explosion wipes out all electronic devices and data, oh forgot to mention that most of the live is also wiped out.
 
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2008 - Jan 1st 12:00 Evo finds a man that can tolerate her
2008 - Jan 1st 12:01 Hell freezes over
 
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moe darklight said:
everyone forgot

3000 — Phillip J. Fry, a dim-witted pizza delivery guy is unfrozen from the cryogenic chamber in which he has been stored for the previous 1000 years.


God I miss Futurama.

I used to watch that show :smile:.

They play reruns on adult swim late at night.
 
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April 2050 - 99% of world energy consumption is from renewables.
June 5th, 2050 - Saudi Arabia declares bankruptcy.
June 21st, 2050 - Russia goes back to socialism in a bloodless coup.
 
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um... I've only had about 4 and a half hours of sleep, so please disregard anything i say, unless you think it has merit... which it probably won't...

3000-4000: discovery of inhabitable planet with no alterations to current life; discovery of inhabitable planet with no alterations to slightly evolved life.
5000-7000: discovery of faster than light travel or communications.
9000-1200: forced evolutionary change over small period of time discovered.
1500-1700: possibility of travel between galaxies in no more than three generations.
 
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I thought we were supposed to reach ascendancy by 3500 ish, so we will not need any devices, ok Q.
 
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Time travel will become possible on March 17, 2431. This will enable people to go backward in time and make amazingly accurate predictions.
 
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Blair said:
I have a theory that the data that we store in our brain is moving its not stagnant like a hard drive on a computer.

Your first memory may have been in the past but its not stored in the same place it was when it happened to you.

The last thing you ever do is stored were? and can it be accessed?
Regardless of how or where the information is stored, if you make a replica of every molecule and electron in your brain in a snapshot of arbitrarily short duration, your doppleganger will have exactly the same thoughts and memories as before the teleport.
 
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I don't see a single listing for the discovery of extra-terrestrial life.

I would think there'd be several events of interest:
- first discovery of extra-terrestrial life
- first discovery of non-DNA-based extra-terrestrial life (i.e. truly alien life)
- first discovery of macroscopic life in an ecosystem
- first discovery of intelligent life
- first discovery of life more advanced than our own
 
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2020-Humans experiment on monkeys go awry, creating one super intelligent monkey
2031-The monkey went into hiding but managed to reproduce with another, starting their race of Super Monkeys
2109-The monkeys develop a chemical formula that gives them super powers.
2113- The monkeys start their take over of the very universe.
2290- The monkeys win, nearly all of the human race are gone.
2306- The monkeys develop a time machine
40 Ma- The monkeys go back in time
You decide what's next...
 

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